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Ruth S.
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Foundational Skills Task Cards There are 24 cards Activities include: Write past, present, participle tense forms of verbs Identification of lo...
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One of my best sellers! Aligned with the Common Core. This 12 page packet includes lessons of how to teach irregular and participle forms of ver...
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These prefix worksheets contain prefixes such as: ante, anti, circum, inter, pre, post, sub, super, semi,dis,co, trans and more. Students must in...
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Ready to print worksheets and syllables chart to help your students understand syllables and how to decode words. Included are: Syllables rules...
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Common and Proper Nouns Practice for the Common Core Do you have students who forget to capitalize proper nouns
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Looking for new spelling activities that you can use with any spelling list? Use these worksheets with individual students, small or large groups...
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Have you noticed that your students sometimes do not know how to spell the plural forms of nouns? This 10 page packet includes: one student refe...
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Homophones Are Fun Students often confuse common homonyms that are used in their daily writing like the words wear, whe...
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One of my best sellers! Do you have students who forget to capitalize proper nouns or capitalize common nouns? These common and proper noun work...
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These activities are aligned with the Common Core ! 3.L.4, 4.L.4 AND 5, L.4 but can be used with any grade. Good practice! Students often confus...
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Doesn't it seem like each year there are more and more kids who can't spell? In my opinion, they need more understanding of the sounds of letters...
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Compound Words Fun Activities You and your students will have fun working with compound words when they do these activities. This 21 page packet...
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Kids love contests! With the great response I'v had about my six Vocabulary Detective Contests, I decided to create Phonics contests. This is my...
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Creating this cute CVC mini-book is fun! The kids have to add initial consonants to make words. The next step is to glue them to templates includ...
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Kids love contests! With the great response I'v had about my six Vocabulary Detective Contests, I decided to create Phonics contests. This is my...
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This is a PowerPoint Show of First Grade Dolch words 1-40.There is a six second delay but the show can progress with a click. There is also anima...
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Your kids will love doing these worksheets with Rufus the Bear as they create words with short vowel sounds. Good for vowel sound reinforcement a...
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A top download! This free sample has a chart and tips about irregular verbs. See my Irregular Verbs, Past and Participle Forms packet that incl...
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These homophone worksheets can be used for homework, a class activity or an assessment. Answers are included. Students often confuse these words,...
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Download these ready to print student worksheets to teach or review the prefixes, UN and RE. My cover says there are two worksheets. There are t...
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I've been an elementary and middle school teacher for over 25 years in Connecticut. I also served on the Weekly Reader National Teacher Advisory Board as the Connecticut State Rep and appeared on "Good Morning, America" in 1993, to celebrate the 65th anniversary of Weekly Reader. I worked closely with the other state representatives and Weekly Reader's editorial, graphic arts and marketing departments. I was a NASA/Lockheed Martin Mission Systems "Student Signatures in Space" teacher for ten years. My students, Board of Ed, staff and others signed NASA posters that accompanied astronauts during space missions aboard the space shuttles. One of the posters was signed by all students in our school, teachers, parents and the Board of Ed. It returned from space, and was hung in the school's Media Center.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I believe that learning must be a personal and exciting experience for students. I have fun teaching and believe that humor is an essential part of the classroom. A teacher must be able to laugh at herself and with her students. I'm a firm believer in Gardner's "Multiple Intelligences" theory that all children have different strengths and learning styles. To accommodate my students, I integrate art, music and hands on activities into all of my lessons. It's essential that students learn how to make connections, predict outcomes and use their analytical skills and strategies in order to comprehend text. My students work cooperatively in small groups to share ideas and to brainstorm for answers. They constantly use self assessment tools to track their comprehension, skills and strategies.

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Educational background - B.S., Western Connecticut State University, Southern Connecticut State University, two Masters Degrees

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

For four years, I was a guest presenter at the NELMS (New England League of Middle Schools) convention in Providence, Rhode Island, where I taught educators from New England, Canada and other countries about my innovative projects for grades K-12. I'm an avid writer and have written and edited a variety of educational articles for local newspapers. I also edited a 250 page manuscript that will be published in France this fall. Recently, I wrote articles and created activities about various space topics for NASA's "Student Signatures in Space" program. They were written on the elementary, middle and high school levels based on the National Science Standards. The articles were published by NASA and sent to teachers and students around the world. I'm currently finishing two historical fiction novels for kids, ages 9 - 14. It's a pleasure to be able to share my original lesson plans that I've developed over the years with other educators.